Rainbow Towers

Pennefather Avenue, (formerly Sheraton Harare), Harare, Zimbabwe
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 9, 2012

I am Currently in the Executive Floor. the service here is appalling. their business facilities are not up to standard and the staff is very passive and unfortunately not helpful. too bad i am still booked for some time. this is not the place for a traveler on business, there is no support and the internet speeds are just awful

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Sheraton now called RAINBOW TOWERS

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 26, 2007

I stayed at the four-star Sheraton (which is now the Rainbow Towers) for several weeks over the course of two years in Zimbabwe. It is located about 15 km from the airport.

The grand and stately entrance offers comfortable seating, various bars, reception, often live piano music, and a great place for cocktails.

The rooms are very nice - clean, comfortable, well-decorated. Key cards provide anonymity and security.

The staff are amenable and friendly. I never had any problems with the hotel or its staff. In fact, several staff persons went out of their way to ensure that I had a wonderful stay.

The conference facilities are also of high quality. A variety of meeting rooms and ballrooms are available.

The grounds of the hotel are beautiful - especially considering its located so close to the center of the city. Lots of parking and security guards make having your car worry-free.

Unique Quality: Beautiful swimming pool and bar area by the pool. Excellent service. Wonderful meals with great variety.

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Formerly the Sheraton

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 9, 2006

This used to be the Sheraton. It's the same old hotel I remember but it's had a face lift, new carpets, new front desks. Free wireless internet connection in the lobby area, just ask the check in staff for a voucher. Currently the voucher is free, this may change soon.

One warning about this and all hotels in Zim. Do not charge anything to your room, if you do you will be made to pay for it in US$ at the "official rate" on check out.

The official rate is currently US$1 = Zim$250 so if you you have a meal for Zim$2500 you will pay US$10 on check-out

The unofficial rate is US$1 = Zim$1100 so if you pay cash for a Zim$2500 meal you will have effectively paid US$2.30 for the meal.

My room had two single beds, an electronic safe, an unstocked minibar, TV, telephone, bath and shower. The aircon wasn't working effectively. Room service was a lot faster than I remeber it, about 5 minutes for a drink and about 20 minutes for a sandwich.

Like most of the wonderful people in Zimbabwe, the staff are extremely polite and friendly.

I booked my room through Zimbabwe International Travel and Tours and they gave me a rate of US$90/night including taxes and full English b/fast: Obviously this rate may change but it's a dam site cheaper than what a walk in will cost.

Contact Steve the CEO of ZITT on

cell: +26391 598 598
Tel: +2634 790 661/2/7
Fax: +2634 790 775
sales@zitt.co.zw

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Prices: US$120-180 » Currency Converter
Phone: +263 (0)4 772633
Address: Pennefather, Po Box 3033, Harare

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Renamed to Rainbow Towers Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 9, 2006

This hotel has now been taken over by the Rainbow Hotel Group. It is no longer a Sheraton Hotel. It's new name is Rainbow Towers Hotel. It's the same old hotel I remember but it's had a face lift, new carpets, new front desks. Free wireless internet connection in the lobby area, just ask the check in staff for a voucher. Currently the voucher is free, this may change soon.

One warning about this and all hotels in Zim. Do not charge anything to your room, if you do you will be made to pay for it in US$ at the "official rate" on check out.

The official rate is currently US$1 = Zim$250 so if you you have a meal for Zim$2500 you will pay US$10 on check-out

The unofficial rate is US$1 = Zim$1100 so if you pay cash for a Zim$2500 meal you will have effectively paid US$2.30 for the meal.

My room had two single beds, an electronic safe, an unstocked minibar, TV, telephone, bath and shower. The aircon wasn't working effectively. Room service was a lot faster than I remeber it, about 5 minutes for a drink and about 20 minutes for a sandwich.

Like most of the wonderful people in Zimbabwe, the staff are extremely polite and friendly.

I booked my room through Zimbabwe International Travel and Tours and they gave me a rate of US$90/night including taxes and full English b/fast: Obviously this rate may change but it's a dam site cheaper than what a walk in will cost.

Contact Steve the CEO of ZITT on

cell: +26391 598 598
Tel: +2634 790 661/2/7
Fax: +2634 790 775
sales@zitt.co.zw

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Sheraton

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 10, 2005

This was my home away from home during 2000 to 2002. At that time the room rate negotiated by my travel agent was US$120 per night. On check-in I was upgraded to the executive floors. The management and staff are very helpful. If you stay on the executive floors (15th floor or above) the private lounge is a treat with free drinks and snacks. During my visits the exchange rate worked very well in my favour meaning that a beer from the in room mini bar cost about R3 (US$0.50) a bottle although I don't know what the situation is now. Breakfasts were always a treat - Real English breakfast style

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Address: Pennefather Avenue, (formerly Sheraton Harare), Harare, Zimbabwe

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Amenities at Rainbow Towers

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
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  • Bar / Lounge

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